Wide Receiver: Tim Brown, Cliff Branch, Fred Biletnikoff, Art Powell
The Raiders have a history of letting the ball fly down the field, and when it comes to the best wideout the organization has ever seen, here are our four picks for Mount Rushmore.
Tim Brown was a first round pick of the Raiders back in 1988, playing for the team until 2003, and going to nine Pro Bowls in the process. At the time of his departure, he owned the Raiders all-time records for receiving yards (14,734), touchdowns (99), and receptions (1,070), all of which he still holds to this day. Brown is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
When it comes to Cliff Branch, the one word that comes to mind is speed, and during his time with the team, you could see signs all over the stadium stating “Speed Kills.” Branch spent his entire NFL career with the Raiders, helping the team to three Super Bowl titles, and from 1974-77, he was widely regarded as one of the best wide receivers in the game.
Fred Biletnikoff is an all-time Raider, and during the early-to-mid 1970s, he was the best wide receiver in all of football. The MVP of Super Bowl XI, Biletnikoff also helped the Raiders franchise to an AFL title in 1967, and despite leaving the team 40 years ago, he is still second all-time in receiving yards (8,974).
Art Powell may have not been with the Raiders for too long, but when he did don the Silver and Black, he was one of the most productive wideouts in team history. Powell played for the Raiders from 1963-66, and was an AFL All-Star in every season, and although he only was a member of the organization for four years, he is fifth leading receiver in team history. In addition, he was an absolute touchdown machine for the Raiders, and has to be included in our Mount Rushmore.